Congress shall provide
for the general welfare
of the United States
Section 8 or Article 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America (Remember, that document that starts “We the People” or “Ee’d Plebnista” as Captain Kirk heard them), reads “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.“
AND NOT WILL, BUT SHALL.
Shall have the POWER …
To PROVIDE FOR THE
GENERAL WELFARE …
The online dictionary defines welfare as, “the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group.”
Well, ALL THE TIME, I wish our elected representatives in Congress would read the Constitution of the United States of America.
Not just the Bill of Rights, but the entire Constitution of the United States of America.
Provide for the general Welfare of the United States.
How about that!
Section 8 also calls upon Congress “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.”
Maybe we need someone to read and explain this to Congress.
It just calls to mind that old joke, if CON is the opposite of PRO, what is the opposite of PROGRESS?